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Thread: Loco details please

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    Found it... What you saw as a former Santa Fe Spreader.

    Sort of a bulldozer/road grader for trains, they can be used for plowing either snow, dirt or ballast. The wings can extend out, making a wider swath. The best known manufacturer of these units was Jordan, though I don't know who made this particular unit and there were other manufacturers. I'm not sure, but it's possible some railroads made their own as well.

    Since they have a control cab for the wings and plow, they bear a vague resemblance to a locomotive.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=2195538
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    You will find this link directory page useful. It contains links to quite a few pages that list railroad rosters.

    http://www.railroaddata.com/rrlinks/...Stock/Rosters/

    Since you're out west, start with BNSF and Union Pacific. Chances are good you'll get a hit. Though with run-through power, it's hard to tell what you might see. Stand by a mainline long enough, and you'll see nearly every mainline railroad as well as some leasing companies.

    Should you ever do this again, either take photos and/or jot down the railroad initials.
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    However... CSX 4544 is also a possibility. Given the location, BNSF is more likely, but CSX does show up in run through power.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/loc....aspx?id=90082
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    Very many thanks Bob!

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    Thanks again.

  7. Default Request for details of locos seen in and around Lordsburg, NM 15/16 Jul 1991

    6170
    7280
    8054
    8070

    I haven't been able to find them on the rosters of Cotton Belt or SP, to which all other sightings belonged.

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